What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? A Second Helping of Quinoa Mediterranean! Are you getting enough grains in your diet? Well, this nutritious food is actually gluten-free, yet high in fiber. And if you’ve been neglecting protein, this one is an excellent source to remember when dieting. I like the fact that it’s high in antioxidants. See what you think about spicing it up a bit.
1/4 cup quinoa
1/4 cup long grain brown rice
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 green onion, sliced
2 tablespoons cashews
1/4 cup bacon pieces, cooked
Bring 1 3/4 cups of water to a boil. Add quinoa, brown rice, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, sea salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Reduce heat to simmer and cover. Simmer 15 minutes until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add bacon, cashews, and green onion slices. Fluff with fork.